Posts Tagged Obituaries

Girl’s memorial being held at basketball arena

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team’s players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.

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‘Paul Robeson’ playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies

This undated image released by Patty Onagan shows Phillip Hayes Dean. Dean, a playwright, director and actor died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced. He was 83. (AP Photo/Craig Schwartz Photography)

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play “Paul Robeson” starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman. He was 83.

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Former Houston coach Curl dies

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston women’s basketball coach Joe Curl has died, the university announced Monday. He was 59.

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Ex-Arizona 3-sport star, NFL QB Fred Enke dies

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Fred W. Enke, a former three-sport star at Arizona who later was a quarterback on three NFL teams, has died.

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Ex-major leaguer Hal Smith dies in Arkansas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, Ark., has died.

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